By on January 22, 2015

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Although driving impressions for the Jeep Renegade are still embargoed, pricing has leaked on a third party site, and we can confirm that a 4×4 model with a  6-speed manual will be available – but not on the top trim Trailhawk version.

The 1.4T Multiair 4-cylinder turbo engine will be available with a 6-speed manual exclusively, while the 2.4L Tigershark I4 will come with 9-speed ZF automatic. Both configurations can be had in either FWD or AWD, while the TrailHawk gets an uprated AWD with 20:1 crawl ratio, five different modes and a low range mode in first gear, similar to the Cherokee Trailhawk.

Per the Jeep Renegade Forum:

Sport: $17,995
Latitude: $21,295
Limited: $24,795
Trailhawk: $25,995

4×4 adds $2,000

Our review will go live tomorrow.

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73 Comments on “Jeep Renegade Pricing Leaked, AWD 6-Speed Manual Confirmed...”


  • avatar
    Hummer

    How does the embargo work, as in what time are you allowed to post your review on the day the stop is dropped?
    12AM, 8AM?

    In my opinion it just looks too Fiat, the Jeep intentions are void sans grill. In other words, since a very large number of people love buying Jeeps that look nothing like the Halo, it will sell very, very well.
    Me? I’m really interested in the amazing prices you can get a 2 door Ram with the 5.7, yea it’s only 2WD, but for $21,000? Hmm.

    • 0 avatar
      Vulpine

      Looking too “Fiat” is hardly a problem unless you want it to be. I’ve been driving a Fiat 500 Pop for two months now with the 101hp base engine and 6-speed auto and quite honestly the performance is surprising if you’re expecting something like the 40-year-old versions.

      • 0 avatar
        Hummer

        Nothing wrong with the fiat look per se, but on a Jeep product I just expected them to scale it back a tad.

        Change the fender wheel well design and the grille (lower bumper can stay) and you have a fiat product with immediate recognizition as such.

        • 0 avatar
          nickoo

          It is a fiat product. Built on the bones of the fiat 500x, beefed up to meet some sort of backsliding jeep standard.

          • 0 avatar
            probert

            So you were happier when Chrysler was owned by a good old US strip and flip company which drove it into the ground. (Run by the same guy who drove Home Depot to the brink of bankruptcy -which goes to prove if you’re white fat and stupid, you’ll always have a job.)

            The only thing you should say about Fiat is “thank you”.

          • 0 avatar
            kovakp

            “if you’re white fat and stupid, you’ll always have a job”

            Yes, at every social level:
            “Sir, this shampoo can’t go on the airplane.”

          • 0 avatar
            Vulpine

            It’s more like the 500X was built on the Renegade’s bones. they don’t look much alike at all.

        • 0 avatar
          Vulpine

          I think you should look at it a little more closely. Very little of it carries a Fiat look.

    • 0 avatar
      319583076

      Allegedly, the embargo is lifted at 12:01 AM tonight.

  • avatar
    1998S90

    TBH, I’m interested in this. I wonder how reliable the electro-hydraulic variable valve timing and lift on the 2.4l Tigershark will be. Or the 9-speed auto.

    • 0 avatar
      EAF

      Isn’t it the same exact Multi-Air tech presently found in the Dodge Dart and Fiat Abarth? From my understanding, indeed it has been reliable, maybe krhodes1 has more specifics. The rest of the engine’s architecture is similar to what is in the Evo X, Ralliart, Dart, Veloster, Sonata, etc (i.e., reliable).

      Anyway, LIE2ME will be orgasmic and possibly even lose sleep tonight!

      This thing is going to sell around these parts IMO. Hell I think I want one too. ;)

      • 0 avatar
        omer333

        Yes, Multi-Air is an across-the-board thing for the 2.4 and 1.4s.

        From what I was told on a Dodge Dart message-board, Multi-Air system is kind of like a Fiat version of VTEC.

        • 0 avatar
          wmba

          It’s so far beyond VTEC it isn’t even funny. It is completely variable valve timing and lift, doesn’t even need a throttle plate (has one in case of runaway, otherwise stays wide open. System is by Schaeffler a German company). BMW has cam phasers and Valvetronic which is a mechanical nightmare to do the same thing. Infiniti VQ is similar.

          Honda has been stuck on VTEC for so long they’ve forgotten to even look around them to notice that everyone else has had a better variable valve timing technology for at least 6 or 7 years in the mainstream, longer for premium cars.

          • 0 avatar
            omer333

            I get that it’s more advanced, but sometimes when describing new things, you have to use an old thing as a point of reference.

          • 0 avatar
            CJinSD

            How many times has wmba been corrected on his determined ignorance of Honda’s VTEC system? I’ve lost count.

      • 0 avatar
        Lie2me

        I don’t get orgasmic over cars, but thanks for thinking about me ;-)

        I think the pricing is spot on. I’m very interested in this vehicle, but will not be a beta tester. Keeping a watchful eye on it over the next year before I go running cash in hand to my local Jeep dealer.

        Looking forward to Derek’s review

  • avatar
    jdash1972

    And why are they putting the stupid 1.4L multi air chainsaw engine into this 3,600 lbs joke? Why does it need more than one motor and why the hell this totally inappropriate power plant? Is it the only motor they know how to build???

    • 0 avatar
      319583076

      I’m more dismayed that the MT is relegated to the chainsaw option. My interest is waning.

      The $20k admission price for a stripper 4×4 isn’t really that compelling, either.

      • 0 avatar
        frozenman

        I would think most buyers that want awd/manual would be looking at a little off road use, the 2.4 would be far better engine for that. They should be offering the 2.4 as the only choice for awd models and leave the 1.4 turbo for the fwd entry level, if at all. Seems like they have learned nothing from their missteps with the Dart.

        • 0 avatar
          Vulpine

          Sheesh! Doesn’t anybody do their own research any more?

          The Sport and the Latitude come stock with the 1.4 w/stick. You can ONLY get stick with the 1.4 and you can only get 1.2 w/stick. This was announced long ago. The 2.4 Tigershark comes with automatic and ONLY automatic. This is also the only engine option for the Trailhawk edition. I believe the Limited offers the option of either/or. The Trailhawk is the most likely one to see on dirt trails, though any of them (with AWD) can probably handle the most typical circumstances. The Trailhawk offers a bit more in that it gets a 2-speed “transfer case” with ultra-low gearing available.

          • 0 avatar
            SCE to AUX

            There have been conflicting reports on the drivetrain combinations out there. I see now that you’re correct.

      • 0 avatar
        DeeDub

        $21K, as those prices are sans delivery charge.

    • 0 avatar
      Brumus

      Subaru putting a comically underpowered, wheezy 148-hp turd in the Crosstrek likely gets a free pass from you, eh jdash1972?

  • avatar
    RedStapler

    Wow, that pricing seems a bit optimistic. 26-29k for a loaded 4×4 is a bit much.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    The Renegade does not look good in beige – yikes!

  • avatar
    Kato

    Lame that they won’t offer the manual with the 2.4. Low range only in 1st? Doesn’t sound very useful. Looks like I’m going to drive my longitudinal-V6, 5MT, transfer-case equipped SUV for a very long time. No one is offering an appealing replacement for sale in North America. The styling is at least a major improvement over the hideous Cherokee.

  • avatar
    kovakp

    I say, the menfolk will positively loathe these.

    Success! They’ll sell to women like trashy novels.

  • avatar
    DeadWeight

    In other critical, breaking news, Johan “You Come At Me, Brah? I FLEX ON YOU, BRAH!!” de Nysschen has ANOTHER BRAINSTORM:

    http://www.autonews.com/article/20150122/RETAIL07/150129941/cadillac-boss-to-introduce-boutique-store-concept-to-700-dealers

    Cadillac boss to introduce ’boutique’ store concept to 700 dealers
    Emphasis will be on high-tech showrooms, high level of customer service

    Mike Colias RSS feed
    Automotive News
    January 22, 2015 – 9:37 am ET — UPDATED: 1/22/15 10:42 am ET – adds DC photos
    DETROIT — Cadillac plans to ask about 700 of its dealerships to invest in small “boutique” stores that would offer “high technology showrooms” and a higher level of service than they offer today.

    Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen outlined the plan in an appearance at the Washington, D.C., auto show today and will discuss it further at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco this weekend.

    Cadillac’s network of slightly more than 900 dealerships includes about 200 “flagship” standalone stores. Another 700, many of which are paired with Chevrolet or other brands, will be asked to convert to “smaller, boutique locations,” the brand said in a statement today.

    “The boutique concept would feature exclusive Cadillac consumer touch points, highly trained sales and service staff and luxury amenities,” the statement says, citing interactive digital displays that would allow customers to configure their vehicles, for example.

  • avatar
    Landcrusher

    Anyone have pics from a year ago? This looks different all of a sudden.

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    Seriously the Trailhawk edition Jeeps don’t come standard with 4×4/AWD? Massive fail…

    (Although honestly I think its a crime how many Jeeps are sold without 4×4/AWD. That is the whole point of the brand.)

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      It’s my understanding that the Trailhawk does indeed come with 4X4 with the 20:1 crawl ratio. It couldn’t get trail rated without it

      • 0 avatar
        PrincipalDan

        Sorry the authors way of typing up the price breaks makes it sould like 4×4 $2,000 more across the board. IF 4×4 is standard on the Trailhawk then it makes the Trailhawk look like a bargain compared to a 2wd Limited. The 4×4 Limited would start at about a grand more than a standard 4×4 Trailhawk.

        • 0 avatar
          Lie2me

          That’s true, but the limited is actually a higher trim level then the Trailhawk. The Trailhawk looks like more because it includes the 4X4. I’m not positive, but I think the Limited comes with Nav/power sunroof.

    • 0 avatar
      Vulpine

      By everything I’ve read, the Trailhawk is the stock, “Trail Ready” edition. Methinks the author abbreviated this announcement just a bit too extensively.

  • avatar
    Kato

    Other write-ups indicate the Trailhawk will only be available with 4wd/AWD, the 2.4, and the 9AT.
    Example:
    http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/why-everyones-going-nuts-over-the-2015-jeep-renegade-1535915529

  • avatar
    Speed3

    I’d love to see the 2.4 available with a manual, however we all know how often Americans are opting for manuals these days. Nothing that can’t be changed for the 2016 model year. I also wish the Sierra Blue, Anvil, and Solar Yellow color options were available on the Limited.

    Do we know how many FCA is expecting to sell this year? I think its going to do quite well; selling between 80-100K units. I think its selling volume will also depend on what happens to the Patriot/Compass duo. When the Renegade-based stretched/long wheel base replacement arrives, FCA should pull a GM and sell either the Compass/Patriot exclusively to fleets a la Chevy Captiva.

    • 0 avatar
      Vulpine

      Believe it or not, Speed3, that’s roughly what FCA is planning for; approx. 80K to 120K in the US and about 180K globally (where it will be competing with the 500X for a bit longer).

      Word is that the C/P will merge into one “mid-sized” rig larger than the Renegade but smaller than the Cherokee.

  • avatar
    kovakp

    The earlier promo photos showed blacked-out grilles/headlight surrounds with chrome-ringed urinals. That seems to lend a little ruggedness that this one-piece stamped metal one doesn’t. Reminds me of old stamped ventilation grilles.

    Also the plastic bumper/chin molding wasn’t quite the tacky econobox snow plow that these show. Maybe the “trail rated” versions get a different one with a recessed approach angle?

  • avatar

    To me, this is a follow up to the Kia Soul. The design rocks, I think with the metal grill its says Jeep Lite. I also think it will sell like hotcakes. I can even see women buying it, are they getting tired of buying Mini’s yet

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    I really, really like it – so far.

    I’m not a Jeep guy; I don’t go in for all the off-road chest-beating stuff, but I understand it (contrary to the Jeep slogan).

    The Renegade is currently at the top of my Leaf replacement list, possibly tied with a Kia Sportage. The Renegade and Sportage have very similar interior dimensions (important to me), but the Renegade promises better fuel economy – possibly. The Renegade is more manly-looking, but the Sportage is tried-and-true.

    Jeep has cleverly priced this product. I’ve read elsewhere that the base model won’t even include A/C, so nobody will be buying a $17995 Renegade, and I doubt any dealer will stock one.

    The Trailhawk is clearly the best-looking and most desirable Renegade, so they priced it high. 4×4 is included at the $25995 price.

    I’m curious to see how the 1.4T performs with the 9-speed automatic, because in the Dart with a 6-speed stick, it’s terrible.

    I’ve read that availability isn’t until mid-March.

  • avatar
    wmba

    The question is: what does this thing weigh? All recent Chryfis seem to be too well padded.

  • avatar
    nickoo

    I think it’s a terrible idea to have two different front ends. The original promo pics of the trailhawk looked so much better…why not just have that across the board?

    • 0 avatar
      SCE to AUX

      So they can charge more for it – it’s marketing genius.

      • 0 avatar
        Landcrusher

        Is it really? I have no idea how this works. My thought is if most of them look bad, it will be bad for sales even if the top end looks great. Certainly, a cheaper front end could be made without ruining the lines? I want this thing to succeed. I think they need this, and think this could really hurt them and it may be a decade or more before someone else tries to fill the niche.

        • 0 avatar
          SCE to AUX

          The Trailhawk is the “aspirational” trim, with the best looks and off-road cred.

          It will likely feature prominently in the TV ads, with fine print describing the ‘as-shown’ price which is substantially higher than the base model price. It will be shown climbing rocks, fording streams, racing through sand, and visiting remote forests, all with a gravelly-voiced narrator extolling the manly attributes of this new Jeep.

          So, with a straight face, they’ll be able to claim all the extremes of the specs without revealing the whole truth. Obviously you won’t get 30 mpg, trail rating, good looks, and $18k price all together, but each of those specs will hook different people.

          Therefore, if you’re intrigued by the new Renegade, you just might settle on the cheaper model once you see the price of the top model, OR you’ll decide to pay top dollar anyway. No use in giving away the good stuff for cheap.

          • 0 avatar
            Landcrusher

            That sounds reasonable, but not 80k units reasonable. I wonder what mix they are planning on? I can see 60k plus of the better looking ones if these dogs don’t ever hit the street. I really think the ugly ones will cause a loss of 20k trail hawks while selling only 25k dogs with dollars on the hood and maybe more fleet units.

            I think they are gonna kill the goose without making it up in volume. Don’t know if a second model year fix will ever recover the damage. Too many people are label conscious. They need to drop the renegade name off the trail hawk maybe? Like the Trans Am was never a Firebird Trans Am, just a Trans Am.

  • avatar
    MRF 95 T-Bird

    Pricewise it is about what the current Patriot goes for. I wonder how long the Patriot/Compass will linger on for. I see plenty around probably because there are great lease deals for low FICA and the lessees can brag about driving a Jeep. “Hey, its Trail Rated!”

  • avatar
    CJinSD

    If Jeep can sell the row of urinals, they can sell anything. Here’s anything.


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